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Wireless Altoids Tin Mouse (aka Minty Mouse) 



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Wireless Altoids Tin Mouse (aka 

Minty Mouse) 



TOOLS: 



Written By: dylan 



PARTS: 



Hot Glue gun & hot glue (1) 
Needle Nose Pliers (1) 
pocketknife (1) 



logitech m185 wireless mouse (1) 
altoids tin (1) 
small plastic scraps (1) 
optional: electrical tape (1) 



SUMMARY 

Make a Minty Mouse using a Logitech m185 mouse ($16 at your local superstore). You can 
line the tin with electrical tape to be safe. 



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Wireless Altoids Tin Mouse (aka Minty Mouse) 



Step 1 — Wireless Altoids Tin Mouse (aka Minty Mouse) 




• First off, eat all the mints. 

♦ Then get a Logitech m185 mouse. 

Step 2 




• Take the battery cover off of the mouse. 

• Get a Phillips screwdriver and unscrew the screw under the battery. This is the only 
screw. 

• Turn it over and slide the light grey part slightly up and back, till it comes off. 



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Step 3 




• I have already taken the board out 
but I'll show you how. 

• By the battery compartment there's 
a tab by the white rectangle on the 
board. 

• Push it with a small metal object. 

• Then gently lift the battery 
connectors out of their slots. Now 
the board is able to be taken out. 



Step 4 




• Cut a hole on the bottom of the Altoids tin about from the end of the L to the end of the I. 
This is for the sensor. Use pliers to bend the sharp edges flat against the inside of the tin. 

• Cut another hole about 3/4" away from the left side. This is for the on/off switch. 

• Flip it over, and on the "A" end cut 3 tabs, bending the edges so that each can freely move. 

• Glue scraps of plastic so the tabs reach the 3 buttons. The 3rd one (in the middle) needs 
to be thicker or boosted with a glob of hot glue. I used old keyboard keys. 

• Tip: To make the glue dry fast, put it in the freezer for 1 minute and it'll be rock-hard. 



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Step 5 




• Now take the board and align it with 
the holes and hot-glue it: 

• in the sides of the board's 
cutout, 

• beside the battery spot, 

• next to the silver oval, 

• and a lot near the cord for the 
sensor. 

• Now, glue the battery down and the 
contacts to the battery ONLY ON 
THE TOP OF THE POSITIVE 
CONTACT. If you glue the negative 
contact (spring) it will not connect. 

• TEST! 

• Decorate : A ) 



This document was last generated on 2012-11-03 04:04:33 AM. 



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